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Vancouver Canucks sign prospect Carson Focht to three-year entry level contract

The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre prospect Carson Focht to a three-year entry-level deal.

Focht — who was a fifth round pick of the Canucks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft — will likely report to the Utica Comets this season and could make an appearance at training camp beforehand.

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Focht played the last three seasons with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL and scored 32 goals while tallying 24 assists in 61 games during the 2019-20 campaign.

A hard-working centre, Focht is going to attempt to make the big jump from junior to the AHL. We’ve already seen prospects like Kole Lind and Jonah Gadjovich need a year to get themselves acclimated before they start to look comfortable, and the same could be in store in Focht.

Regardless, we’ll have you covered on Focht’s progression — along with everyone else on the Comets’ roster — all season long, as Cory Hergott is back covering the Comets for CanucksArmy.